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Destiny 2 How to Complete Occult Ritual

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Destiny 2 Occult Ritual in the Event Card.
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Destiny 2 is no stranger to long, arduous, drawn-out challenges that players only have a few weeks to complete. Occult Ritual is one such challenge. Festival of the Lost isn’t going to be around forever, so while it’s here, you’re going to need to optimize your gameplay if you plan on getting the Event Card, and Title, complete.

I’m going to run you through how to complete Occult Ritual in Destiny 2. I’ll explain what activities count towards the challenge, as well as the most efficient way to get the challenge done.

How to Complete Occult Ritual in Destiny 2

Destiny 2 how to complete Occult Ritual - Strike Playlist.
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Occult Ritual is one of the more time-consuming and difficult challenges in Destiny 2’s Festival of the Lost. It’s one of the Event Card challenges and tasks you with completing Ritual Activities. Ritual Activities are another way of saying Crucible matches, Strikes, and Gambit matches. Essentially, the core three playlist.

The Occult Ritual challenge itself is tracked as a percentage out of 100. Needless to say, this is irritatingly ambiguous. So, to clear any confusion up, here are the percentages you get for completing a match in each of the three core Ritual playlists:

  • Strikes – 4%
  • Gambit – 3%
  • Crucible – 3%

Those are some staggeringly low numbers – although it’s worth mentioning that Master Nightfall completions give 7% per run, so if you have a capable fireteam, that may be an ideal farming alternative.

Beyond that, though, there’s nothing you can really do to earn Occult Ritual quickly. You just have to grit your teeth and complete it the old-fashioned way, just as Bungie intended.

It’s not like you can just run Lake of Shadows a bunch of times, either. Only the actual core playlists, and Nightfalls, count towards Occult Ritual progress, so you’re not able to specify what strike you want to run.

Of course, you do also have the option of playing Gambit and Crucible to fill up your progress bar, but they offer less progression and, in my opinion, a far less-enjoyable experience.

Strikes are likely to be faster, too. Most Crucible or Gambit games are going to run upwards of 10 minutes. Strikes are in the same boat, but you might get the occasional quick one to help boost up your numbers somewhat.

Either way, that’s how to complete Occult Ritual in Destiny 2. I wish I had some sort of farming method to recommend to you like I the one I have for Spectral Pages, but I just don’t. Beyond Master Nightfalls, there’s nothing you can really do beyond, well, playing the game.

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